Police see 10 per cent drop in all crime

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ALL crime in Fylde has reduced by 10 per cent in the last seven months.

Latest figures presented to Fylde’s Community Safety Partnership (CSP) show there were 208 fewer crimes committed in the borough between April and November than the same time last year – down from 2,156 to 1,948.

The figures show there were 212 serious acquisitive crimes, including vehicle crime, domestic burglary and robbery, between April and November, which is down 14 per cent from last year’s 247 crimes.

All violent crime, including assaults, wounding, harassment and possession of weapons, is down eight per cent from 529 to 488, criminal damage and arson is down 20 per cent from 399 to 319 and theft and handling stolen goods, has reduced by eight per cent from 757 to 698.

This year has also seen a seven per cent decrease in burglaries and a 21 per cent drop in drug offences, from 111 to 90.

Fylde CSP chairman Bernard Whittle, said: “The fight against crime is never entirely won and the police are never complacent.

“These results are only achieved with a strong sense of teamwork and with all the officers having an intimate knowledge of their patch, combined with strong leadership from senior officers. The police have pulled together the work of partners such as the fire service, the youth service and the NHS into tackling crime.”

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